The “Green” Energy in the Calendar (Saturn-Chiron-Chaos-Nemesis) peaks 26-29 December, but most folks will be Feeling it already, in spite of the “Purple” Energy in between (Sun-Pholus-Galactic Center, 15-21 December). We’ve talked some about each of these in previous posts. We haven’t talked about the “Blue” Energy yet, which peaks rather precisely at New Years Eve, but I’ve been Feeling it strongly over the last several days. The “Blue” Energy is about Scarcity and Abundance. Find the Calendar I’m referring to at https://astrobuss.wordpress.com/2016/12/18/communique-from-hq-2/ . We’ll work here on trying to understand the “Green” Energy more.
Chiron is an emissary with an irregular orbit. In the fifty years it takes to make one loop, it starts out just beyond the orbit of Uranus, where it picks up Instructions from the Soul. It then moves in to the environs of Saturn’s orbit, where it delivers the Instructions to the Ego, and receives Information to take back to the Soul.
In a Free-Will Universe, Soul and Ego are equal partners, not master and servant. If Ego served Soul, Life on our Planet would be quite Different. Ego is the mortal 3D Experiencer for the Higher-Dimension immortal Soul (see the first link in the Resonations post below). Chiron’s Dance between Despair and Miracles is the Dance between Ego and Soul.
Saturn makes a Waning Square to Chiron, beginning the wind-down of a Cycle that began in April 1966 at 24 Pisces, People living closely together on a small Island in the middle of the Sea. That Image speaks loudly of Global Warming. The next Cycle begins in 2028. The suggestion is that for many the Island Lifestyle may not survive more than another eleven years or so.
Isolation is another element of the Image, and the corresponding suggestion would be that Monoculturalism is on its last stilts. Since a Waning Square is a Crisis of Letting Go, politics in the US are certainly Mirroring Crises of Environmental Care and Monoculturalism. If we picture Europe as a “small island,” we see some of the same issues coming to Crisis, here issues of multiple Cultures trying to Coexist in close proximity.
This 1966 Saturn-Chiron Cycle was an integral part of the Ouija Board Pluto-Uranus Initiation, as Saturn and Chiron then Opposed Uranus and Pluto. Our 2012-2016 Yintegrity issues were of course signaled by the Waxing Square of Uranus to Pluto – the Waxing Square is when a Cycle’s Energy emerges from hiding and becomes a permanent part of the Zeitgeist. In the “Green” calendar you’ll notice that our suite of astroevents begins with Jupiter Opposing Uranus – later we’ll see what an amazing role Jupiter played in the Pluto-Uranus Initiation.
Dwarf planet Chaos recall does not symbolize Disorder, but Unlimited Potential. “Chaos” was the condition that preceded the Greek Patriarchy’s reorg of the Perceived Universe – ie, of Mother Nature and the Matriarchy. So yes, from the Perspective of Testosterone, less than Absolute Power is hard to fathom, Chaotic. Chaos also represents the not-really-empty “Vacuum” of Space, or the Zero Point Field. Hence we use “Unlimited Potential” as our key synonym.
The Chiron-Chaos Cycle is about the Dance with Limitation. Chiron requires new Perspective to Liberate us from our Dead Ends, and Limitation is an obvious spanner in that works. The Cycle that’s now beginning to wind down began in April 1976 at 28 Aries, A large audience confronts a disappointing performer. We know it wasn’t John and Olivia, but I can think of several other candidates from that era.
In the current political situation in most of the World, large audiences confronting disappointing political performers are pretty common, as are large audiences setting up straw heroes for potentially spectacular disappointments in the near future. This is the Waning Square, so this mob rule notion is thankfully winding down.
We also see large segments of Society loudly demonstrating their disappointment in the performance of Science, equal numbers demonstrating their disappointment in the performance of Religions, and 99% of us demonstrating our disappointment in current models of Political Economy. All of these tools for Structuring Reality beg for Transcendence of their Obvious Limits.
The next Cycle doesn’t begin until 2041. That leaves a lot of doors unlocked.
The current Saturn-Chaos Cycle began in April 2001 at 29 Taurus, “Two cobblers working at a table.” There’s Grounding there, and sabots should we run out of spanners; “Work” – as opposed to Play; and Duality, which Rudhyar emphasizes. Curious that it’s a Table rather than a Workbench. While our favorite picture of Saturn is as The Most Important Thing, it also represents Structure, Order, Discipline, the Patriarchy, and the Ego.
So the Saturn-Chaos Cycle represents the Yang-oriented Ego’s Constant Struggle against the Unknown, Unpredictable, and usually Sudden Life-Changing events that Nature is so Skilled at providing to disrupt excessive Organization. At least, excessive Organization is what we assume when we view our Reality as “It Is As It Is.” From the Ego’s Perspective of course, the Disruption is simply Evil Intent.
The other two Cycles are Waning; this one is Blooming (Opposition), and when you consider how many other Socially Critical Cycles are Waning into the Void – Jupiter-Saturn, Jupiter-Pluto, Saturn-Pluto, Saturn-Neptune. and now Saturn-Chiron, it’s little Wonder that the Ego’s Constant Struggle against Loss of Control is Lit Up Strongly.
But it means we have until 2026 to enjoy the Fruits of Organized Potential, before this Cycle begins to Wane. And we have the Phitile coming up in early 2021, which should provide an early Future-Stretching bonus from the beginnings of the Digital Age. The Phitile represents the Fruiting of a Cycle; the 223-Degree Golden Angle from Sacred Geometry, 360 divided by Phi.
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Interesting that all three of these major Cycles began in an April, symbolizing Fresh Beginnings in NorthernHemispherism, and Harvest on the Yin side of the Sphere. Of course, when we’re dealing with the Non-Dual Unconscious, which is the major object of our musings, it’s the Coin that counts, not the Sides. And of course, most of all, the Edges.
So to kernelize these three Cycles and our position in them, we have Wanings in Safe Monoculturalism (Saturn-Chiron) and in Social Organization (Chiron-Chaos), and a Blooming in the Ego’s Ability to mold Matter into useful shapes (Saturn-Chaos). If we look at a Chiron T-Square across a Saturn-Chaos Opposition as a static Configuration rather than a Convergence of Trends, we’re Challenged to Master Opening ourself to New Perspectives that dissolve the apparent Struggle between Order and Anarchy. The Vacancy provides Gems on a Royal Coat of Arms.
How do we merge these Perceptions? Once, as a friend was dying, an expatriate from German Pomerania, he told me “Hitler wasn’t so bad,” as if it was something he had to “get off his chest.” And judging from his stories about life in Germany before and after WWII, it was easy to understand that Perspective, how the Struggle between Order and Anarchy was resolved – as long as you weren’t one of the Scapegoats or under the bombs. We certainly see heavy use of Scapegoating Worldwide today, in the attempt to restore irretrievably lost Monoculturalism.
Perhaps the Gift of the 2021 Phitile will be a small Fish we can put in our Ear, that allows us to understand what anyone else is saying, from their own Perspective, not from translations that inevitably ignore the subtle and not-so-subtle Differences that characterize different Cultures. Between now and 2021, however, we may need to endure a Planet where edible Fish are extinct and mutual antagonism is a lot more common than mutual understanding.
If we look to make Lemonade from these Lemons, we may need to steal the underlying maxim of Predatory Capitalism: “Where there is Crisis there is Opportunity.” The Predators think of it as Opportunity to gather OPM – Other People’s Money. We can think of it as Opportunity to Create Peace, Unity of Purpose, and Collaboration.
The Focus of the T-Square after all is Chiron, Despair and Miracles, and we know the route from the one to the other – through Empathy. “You poor Sweetheart, you’re really Feeling ______, aren’t you.” Fill in the blank, Change the Subject, and after a day or so Pay Attention to see what Changed and how it might be related to the Limitation that you didn’t Believe could be Transcended.